Sunday, August 31, 2014

Bublish Book Bubbles

I've discovered something new and fun for authors and readers: Bublish Book Bubbles.

Bublish created book bubbles.  Bublish  is a revolutionary social marketing platform that helps authors and publishers reach readers, build their brand, and track engagement. I met the Bublish folks at uPublishU, a self-publishing conference sponsored by BookExpo America, back in June. 

Book bubbles are excerpts from books published with author insights so readers can get a little peek into the author's head and what inspired her to write the scene, create the character, choose the setting, etc.  Authors can introduce readers to their work, talk about their writing, and share it throughout their social media.  Bublish also promotes the authors' posts and tweets on their social platforms.

Here's what my Bublish page looks like:

To view my complete profile and learn more about Bublish please visit this link.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Blue Hydrangeas is a Finalist in Book Goodies Book Cover Contest! I Need Your Vote!

My  beautiful book cover has made it to the finals in Book Goodies Cover Contest! Book Goodies is a free service for readers and authors to connect. My cover was chosen from almost 300 entries. Vote for it by opening the link above (it may take a few moments; please be patient) and posting a comment on what you like about it.
You can also help by sharing my contest page on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest using this link. The more shares, the more votes my cover will get! I am no artist and am especially proud because I created the cover myself, using my below average Photoshop skills and Power Point.

Winners are determined by number of comments (one or two word comments don't count) and combined number of shares. Please only share once a day; we don't want to spam any social media!

Voting ends September 7th at Midnight PST. Prizes will be announced and awarded by September 30, 2014.

Book Goodies will have a giveaway next week to encourage voting so you may win a prize too. Earn entries by voting and commenting on the covers.  There are many categories.
Thanks in advance for your support.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014


Hydrangea Heaven!

It's August and the hydrangeas are blooming. To celebrate these knock-out flowers and the lovely month of August I'm running a special giveaway with Rafflecopter.  Post a photo of these gorgeous bloomers (any color or variety, they're all great) on my Facebook page to win a $25 iTunes card and paper, ebook and audio copies of my novel Blue Hydrangeas, an Alzheimer's love story, and an ebook of my short story Ino's Love. Be sure to click through to my Rafflecopter page to earn more entries. And don't forget to share this post! You'll earn more raffle entries when you do. I can't wait to see your bloomers! Here I am on Cape Cod with some magnificent specimens.